Color Month

10 Tiny Touches To Dip Your Toes into the World of Color

published Jul 16, 2022
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When it comes to decorating, you probably fall into one of three color preference categories: the neutral enthusiasts, the overall palette though, it’s no secret that a little color can definitely go a long way in making your space feel more personalized and unique. That’s why, in honor of our annual Color Month, I’m focusing on just that — little touches of color that easily pair with any interior style. Here, I’ve rounded up everything from pretty-hued door knobs to mini bud vases to tiny candles that even the least color-committed can get behind. Read on to get inspired with these ten under-$100 decor finds. Who knows? You may even discover a new go-to tone that you’ve never gravitated to before.

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Urban Outfitters

You’ve probably seen the Murano-style glass mushroom lamp resurgence, and this specific iteration from Urban Outfitters offers the best of both color and design worlds. Although the 10-inch-tall table accent does come in a few more adventurous hues, I love that this milky pattern manages to still skew neutral while incorporating hits of blue and brown. Add that to the whimsical curved shape, and you’ve got one eye-catching light fixture that rivals even some authentic vintage finds.

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West Elm
was $50.00

Even in a pink hue, natural stone accents are an instant classic. These four quartz coasters prove no exception to that rule, and they’re a stylish, low color-commitment addition to any coffee table. Bonus points if you perch a colored drinking glass or two on top of them as well.

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Anthropologie has been a longstanding go-to of mine for pretty pulls and knobs to dress up basic drawers or doors, and everything from my closets to my IKEA HEMNES dresser have benefitted. These make for a quick, easily swappable pop of color, and I especially love this pair for their vintage-inspired style and lovely blue hued pattern.

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What’s not to love about a mini bud vase that looks straight out of a European beach town? A blue floral motif adds decorative detailing to this simple round silhouette, which feels versatile enough to hold fresh blooms as a kitchen table centerpiece or to top a stack of coffee table books. You could also use one as a desk paperweight.

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Open Spaces

These acrylic Open Spaces storage containers are already an editor favorite and not just for their fun palettes, but also for their smart decluttering potential. Think new decorative jewelry holder, desk organizer, entryway catchall, scrunchie station… or all of the above. Did I mention they’re also stackable? Yep, these are officially every small-space dweller’s bright new BFFs.

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Urban Outfitters

The more melting, the better — these taper candles are designed to drip rainbow-hued wax whenever in use, meaning you’ll actually want to light them up on the reg. You can also burn them to your desired height then keep them as-is for permanent mantel- and table-friendly decor fixtures that scream "cool, dimly-lit cafe."

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Speaking of candles, say hello to this colorful taper companion: HAY’S mouth-blown glass candleholders. They come in a handful of hues and heights, and they're designed for easy room-to-room transportation, thanks to their raised cup bases (which are also perfect for catching wax from the above drippy candles). Plain white tapers — which you likely have at home already — would arguably make these pop most, but there’s plenty of opportunity to play with textured, squiggly, or even striped designs, too.

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From our partner
Jonathan Adler

If anyone knows how to do color well, it’s Jonathan Adler. The designer’s eponymous home line is ripe with patterned accents (and even furniture) galore, but on the smaller scale, I'm particularly drawn to this orange-and-gold snake-themed tray. The sophisticated-meets-unexpected design is the luxe porcelain catchall you never knew your knickknacks or jewelry had been missing. As for you bright shade-shy folks out there, know that the punchy hues are balanced by a classic white exterior.

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West Elm

Dijon and blue hues complement these earthenware vase styles for an all-over natural allure. No matter your home’s palette, count on these to blend in while adding a bit of extra flair… especially if they’re showing off some of your favorite dried florals. Styling tip: They work well in pairs, too.

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Urban Outfitters

Yui Brooklyn specializes in bright, sculptural candles that double as works of art. Practically too pretty to light, this cute shape — which also comes in pink and orange colorways — is the perfect dose of punchy flower power for a bookshelf or dresser.